Which 1.1.1 config options set OPENSSL_NO_TESTS ?

Jakob Bohm jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Tue May 12 14:30:24 UTC 2020

On 12/05/2020 16:01, Matt Caswell wrote:
> On 12/05/2020 14:50, Jakob Bohm via openssl-users wrote:
>> When running Configure in OpenSSL 1.1.1g with various options, it sometimes
>> silently sets OPENSSL_NO_TESTS as reported by "perl configdata.pm -d" .
> Looking at the code here:
> https://github.com/openssl/openssl/blob/69296e264e58334620f541d09a4e381ee45542d4/Configure#L470-L510
> It seems that "no-tests" will happen automatically if you specify
> "no-apps". "no-apps" will be automatically turned on by "no-autoalginit".
> i.e. these 3:
> no-tests
> no-apps
> no-autoalginit
> It strikes me as a bit over-zealous to disable all the tests because the
> apps are disabled (quite a few tests use the apps, but quite a few do
> not - we could at least run the ones that don't use them).
Similarly, I would expect many of the apps to work fine with 
while the remainder could do the equivalent from the bin/openssl code 
imposing it upon library users.
> These option cascades really ought to be documented in INSTALL, but I
> can see that they are not.
>> This obviously causes "make test" to do nothing with the message "Tests are
>> not supported with your chosen Configure options" .
>> Unfortunately, neither the message nor "perl configdata.pm -d" gives any
>> clue which of the used Configure options triggered this, and neither do
>> INSTALL nor Configurations/README* nor Configurations/INTERNALS.Configure .
>> So how should one go about finding the offending Configure options (other
>> than endless trial and error)?


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